Chapter 6. Bio-based Fischer–Tropsch Diesel Production Technologies

  1. Wim Soetaert and
  2. Erick J. Vandamme
  1. Robin Zwart1 and
  2. René van Ree2

Published Online: 16 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch6



How to Cite

Zwart, R. and van Ree, R. (2009) Bio-based Fischer–Tropsch Diesel Production Technologies, in Biofuels (eds W. Soetaert and E. J. Vandamme), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Biocatalysis, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Author Information

  1. 1

    Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands Biomass, Coal and Environmental Research Petten, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Bioscience-engineering, Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470026748

Online ISBN: 9780470754108



  • bio-based technologies;
  • catalytic FT-diesel synthesis process;
  • biomass gasification-based FT-diesel production concepts;
  • economics of biomass-based FT-diesel production concepts;
  • theoretical background - Fischer-Tropsch diesel production


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical Background Catalytic FT-Diesel Synthesis Process

  • Biomass Gasification-Based FT-Diesel Production Concepts

  • Economics of Biomass-Based FT-Diesel Production Concepts

  • Conclusions

  • References